Tag: Corey Potter

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Quick Hits: Heatley, Franson among notable IR placements


PHT already made note of some significant (and smaller) IR moves on Tuesday, but in a quest to graciously save you some clicks, here’s a collection of some of the other injured reserve placements of note. Some could be a pretty big deal, too.

(Note: this is a good spot to mention other IR assignments in the comments section if there are any important omissions.)

(Note: Rotoworld’s a helpful resource for injury updates small and large. If you ever need a quick look at league-wide injuries, this page is a great resource.)

Report: Diaz passes on Wings, will attend Flames camp instead


Raphael Diaz will be wearing red in training camp — just not the shade Detroit envisioned.

On Monday, reports out of Switzerland claimed Diaz will attend Calgary Flames camp on a PTO, turning down an earlier invite from the Red Wings in the process.

Diaz, 28,  appeared in 63 games for the Canadiens, Canucks and Rangers last year, scoring two goals and 15 points. Known primarily as an offensive defenseman — he had 14 points in 23 games with the Habs during the lockout-shortened ’13 campaign — Diaz also represented Switzerland at the Winter Olympics in Sochi and played in four playoff games with the Blueshirts en route to last year’s Stanley Cup Final.

Diaz is also a right-handed shot, something the Red Wings had been looking to add all summer. It’s possible the Swiss rearguard liked his chances of sticking in the NHL with Calgary more than Detroit, which makes sense — the Flames’ projected top six isn’t overly deep with Mark Giordano, Dennis Wideman, T.J. Brodie, Kris Russell, Ladislav Smid and Deryk Engelland; as such, the likes of veterans Sheldon Brookbank (also on a PTO) and Corey Potter (signed to a two-way deal) came aboard in the hope of landing jobs.

Flames sign Potter to one-year, two-way deal

Corey Potter

The Calgary Flames found some defensive reinforcements for the upcoming season.

The Flames signed former Oilers and Bruins defenseman Corey Potter to a one-year, two-way deal. Last season, he spent time with both the Edmonton Oilers and Boston Bruins playing in a total of 19 games with both teams.

Potter, 30, joins a Flames team in need of solid defensive help. With Mark Giordano leading the way, the rest of the blue line corps is a bit dicey. Ladislav Smid, T.J. Brodie, Kris Russell, Dennis Wideman, and Deryk Engelland round out what would appear to be Calgary’s top-six on defense.

While that crew could use more help, the thing they need most is depth and Potter will help out there especially with the rest of the depth hopefuls being young like Tyler Wotherspoon and Patrick Sieloff.

Potter’s best season came with the Oilers in 2011-12 when he had four goals and 21 points in 62 games. He’s played in 52 total games in the two seasons since then.